Northern Rock and B&B stake finally sold by UK government

US hedge fund snaps up £5bn of home loans: Northern Rock and B&B stake finally sold by UK government By Lucy White For The Daily Mail Published: 21:53 GMT, 26 February 2021 | Updated: 21:53 GMT, 26 February 2021 Britain’s ‘bad bank’ created in the aftermath of the financial crisis has finally sold its remaining … Read more

Tory MPs demand Northern Ireland protocol is scrapped

Arlene Foster holds talks with loyalist paramilitary representatives over Northern Ireland protocol as Tories demand it is scrapped and warn it has had a ‘profound and negative effect’ amid wrangling with the EU  DUP leader Arlene Foster met representative group for loyalist paramilitaries  Loyalists are angry over new post-Brexit checks on goods arriving at NI … Read more

Colin Pidgeon calmly responds as cat delivers pigeon whilst he addresses Northern Irish politicians

Unflappable Colin Pidgeon calmly responds as his cat delivers a live pigeon into his home while he addresses Northern Irish politicians via Zoom Colin Pidgeon interrupted by pigeon while on call to Northern Ireland Assembly The researcher was providing evidence to the Assembly’s Finance Committee    He was forced to stop after catching a pigeon his cat had … Read more

Man in his 20s is left fighting for his life after being shot in Northern Ireland

Man in his 20s is left fighting for his life after being shot in Northern Ireland Victim was taken to hospital and in a critical condition after being shot last night Police were called to report of shooting in the Hopewell Crescent area of Belfast  Officers attended the scene along with the Northern Ireland Ambulance … Read more

Boris Johnson ‘wants a giant ROUNDABOUT under Isle of Man’ to connect Britain with Northern Ireland

Boris Johnson wants to build a giant roundabout under the Isle of Man that connects three tunnels  to Northern Ireland, sources claim, but one aide dismisses it as a ‘bats***’ scheme.  The latest extravagant transport idea backed by Boris Johnson could see three tunnels heading out from England and Scotland, arriving at a roundabout dubbed … Read more

Covid Northern Ireland: Up to 3,000 vulnerable children at school

The number of vulnerable children attending school in Northern Ireland has risen to around 3,000, a Stormont committee has heard.  The Department of Health’s director of family and children’s policy, Eilis McDaniel, said data has been collected since the beginning of the pandemic following a fall in the number of referrals to children’s social services. Ms McDaniel said … Read more

Up to 3,000 vulnerable children are attending school in Northern Ireland

The number of vulnerable children attending school in Northern Ireland has risen to around 3,000, a Stormont committee has heard.  The Department of Health’s director of family and children’s policy, Eilis McDaniel, said data has been collected since the beginning of the pandemic following a fall in the number of referrals to children’s social services. Ms McDaniel said … Read more

Brexit rules see 100,000 export orders for trees axed in Northern Ireland

Brexit rules see 100,000 export orders for trees axed as Northern Ireland cancels deliveries from Britain Rules state plants cannot be imported into Northern Ireland with soil on roots Problem with list of plants prohibited from being imported from third countries  The Woodland Trust in the country has cancelled an order for 22,000 trees Northern … Read more

World’s weird weather: How polar vortex is creating topsy-turvy temperatures in northern hemisphere

All across the northern hemisphere from Athens, Greece, to Athens, Texas, snowfalls have blanketed streets and temperatures have plunged to freezing in places where winter usually requires no more than a jacket.  Around the North Pole, winter’s ultra-cold air is usually kept bottled up 15 to 30 miles high. That’s the polar vortex, which spins … Read more

Armed police fire on protesters outside power plant in northern Myanmar

Security forces fired at protestors outside a power plant in northern Myanmar in an attempt to break up the crowd. Footage broadcast live on Facebook showed the crowd being shot at by security personnel, but it is not clear whether they were using rubber or real bullets.  Hundreds of people had gathered outside the power … Read more